IASA Journal, Issue 42 is here!

Dear Colleagues --

It gives me great pleasure to announce the arrival of the newest IASA Journal, issue 42, January 2014. The print copy is in press at this very moment and will be shipping out to your homes and offices within the next two weeks. In the meantime, all IASA members can login to the IASA website and access the PDF versions of each article, the president's letter, and the editorial (http://iasa-web.org/iasa-journal-no-42-january-2014).

After an eventful conference this year in Vilnius, Lithuania, I invited many of the speakers to include their papers in this issue of the IASA journal. Eleven of our colleagues acquiesced, with exuberance I should add, and because of their willingness to share their work, this issue covers a wide spectrum of the field of audiovisual archives from input to output, including international standards development for preservation and storage, research on preservation and disaster management, ethics and intellectual property rights, digitization, online access, and academic inquiry.

The contents of issue 42 as are follows:

1. Editorial & President’s Letter; Bertram Lyons and Jacqueline von Arb

2. Establishing Common Platforms for Joint Initiatives in the Heritage Field; Kurt Deggeller

3. Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery; Albrecht Häfner

4. Magnetic Tape Stability: Talking to Experts of Former Tape Manufactures; Dietrich Schüller

5. An Update on AS-07: MXF Application Specification for Moving Image Archiving and Preservation; Carl Fleischhauer

6. Long-Term Asset Storage Archive and Preservation with AXF; Nicole Jacquemin

7. Bringing Europe’s Audiovisual Heritage Online: EUscreenXL; Erwin Verbruggen, Johan Oomen, Eggo Müller

8. Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding the Online Dissemination of Audiovisual Archives: Needs, Practices, and Solutions Developed in France; Myriam Fellous-Sigrist, Véronique Ginouvès

9. Österreich Am Wort: a Project Giving Web Access to more than 5,000 Recordings; Hermann Lewetz

10. Digitization and Provision of Free Online Access of the Archival Sound Recording Collection at The National Library of Lithuania; Živilė Časaitė

11. Audiovisual Archives: An Essay on the Policies of Access to Audiovisual Archives for Academics, Teachers, Researchers, and Students; Tedd Urnes

12. The Invisible Sound: A Study in the Trajectories of Sound Practice in Indian Films by Online Archival Research; Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

This issue of the IASA journal is diverse in its concerns. It contains numerous perspectives on what it means to work in the world of audiovisual archives. These perspectives are just a few of the many issues facing us as we work towards a common goal of collecting, preserving, and providing access to the audiovisual heritage of our world. The next issue will come out in June 2014 (deadline for submissions will be March 31, 2014). As I begin to think about this next issue, I want to encourage submissions that respond to what I think are three growing problems for audiovisual archives today: continued entropy and decay in collections; big data management and infrastructure; and intellectual property rights. Please consider submitting an article covering one of these topics or the results of research that would be of interest to the greater audiovisual archives community.

And, as always, please let me know if you have questions or concerns about the journal.

All my very best --

Bertram Lyons, CA

International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)